Bill Dyer is the director of Restored Life Journeys (RLJ), a non-profit organization whose mission is to create safer communities by leading restorative justice, re-entry, and spiritual formation programs in prisons. Bill's work is grounded in his experience of being robbed and shot at an ATM in 1988. During a lengthy hospital stay, he was miserable - stuck in anger, resentment, and the prison of his own understanding; obsessing about getting revenge. He missed God's life-giving presence, but eventually came to know it through forgiveness. Bill learned distinctions about his role and responsibility in having such contrasting experiences. He shares these insights and other life lessons when speaking to businesses, associations, and civic or faith-based groups. Before completing seminary and founding RLJ in 2011, Bill owned Quantum Leap Resources - a speaking and personal-growth seminar company. Clients included: Johnson and Johnson, The CIA, US Postal Service, and Martin Marietta. Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, Bill grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated from Tulane University in 1983 with a degree in Geology. He worked on oil and gas wells in the Rocky Mountains before managing exploration crews along the Louisiana-Texas Gulf Coast and West Africa. Between that role and starting Quantum Leap Resources, Bill worked for DuPont, selling commercial explosives to the mining industry in upstate New York and the Carolinas.